Boston Chapter Event

Boston Chapter Event

What’s Really Going On Inside the Beltway?

Monday, May 10, 2021

5:00 – 6:30PM


Every day brings new announcements of proposed new policies, laws and regulations coming out of Washington. KPMG’s Priya Dayananda, Managing Director, Government Affairs, and Scott McLucas, Managing Director, Government Affairs, will provide a bi-partisan, insider view of the priorities of the new administration and Congress. Whether your company has lobbyists or is simply trying to plan for all the potential and enacted changes, it is critical to have an awareness of the current inner workings of Washington and questions boards should be asking of management. These insights are not something readily attained in reading the major papers or watching the news. After Priya and Scott provide an overview of their insights of what they are seeing on the Hill, we will break into small industry-focused groups to discuss top issues and generate questions for the speakers when we reconvene for Q&A.


Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion. Detailed speaker bios are below. Please register in advance at the link below after which time you will receive a confirmation email with details about the meeting.


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Speaker Biographies:


Priya Dayananda

Priya Dayananda is a managing director of Federal Government Affairs. The Office of Government Affairs is responsible for representing KPMG’s interests in all matters of public policy before the Federal and state governments and for assisting non-U.S. practices in achieving their government affairs goals. Ms. Dayananda advances the U.S. firm’s public policy agenda by communicating the firm’s priorities and positions to the Administration, Members of Congress, and Regulators.  Over the course of 20 years, Ms. Dayananda has worked on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to Members of Congress on the House Financial Services Committee and as a registered financial services lobbyist for 16 years.  Ms. Dayananda was named by The Roll Call and The Hill as one of the United States’ “Top 25 Corporate Lobbyists”. In addition, she was named by The Politico as one of the “Top 50 Politicos” in the United States.


Scott McLucas

Scott McLucas is a managing director of federal government affairs at KPMG LLP. The Government Affairs office represents the firm’s interests in all matters of public policy before the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and relevant U.S. agencies. In the Government Affairs office, Scott has the primary responsibility for legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, which has included advocacy on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  Prior to joining KPMG in 2001, he worked in political and public policy journalism, producing PBS’ “Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg,” “John McLaughlin’s One-on-One” and NBC’s “The McLaughlin Group”.  He has also served as the managing editor of the foreign policy journal The National Interest.  Scott received a BA in history from Middlebury College.

5/10/2021 5:00 PM - 5/10/2021 6:30 PM
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